Opioid Research

UT/Community Partners Regional Teach-in


The UT/Community Partners Regional Teach-In is an opportunity to introduce your family, employees or students to facts about Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)--a brain disease that leaves sufferers thinking irrationally. The Teach-In will reduce stigma, which can save lives, and introduce community members to resources available for both those suffering from OUD and their families and friends. 


The Opioid epidemic is hitting Ohio hard, as these statistics demonstrate:

  • Since 2007, opioid overdose has been the #1 cause of unintentional deaths in Ohio--higher than deaths from motor vehicle crashes.
  • Ohio is #2 in the U.S. (behind West Virginia) for number of opioid overdose deaths.

To combat this issue, in 2017, UT President Sharon Gaber established the UT Opioid Task Force, which has grown to include collaborators from community agencies and organizations.

what we can provide

On April 5, 2019, we are organizing a community-wide Teach-In wherein area schools, businesses, organizations and individuals can take part. 

We will provide you with a toolkit that will include a number of resources for your organization, school or business, including:

  • A speaker who can educate your audience about the facts about opioid use and information about community resources.
  • An email that you can distribute about the opioid epidemic and available resources.
  • One-page flyers to display in break rooms, restrooms, etc.
  • We are happy to meet your needs, so contact us using the registration below if you would like something additional.

To join us on April 5, register your organization here

Last Updated: 6/27/22